Mounira Al Solh’s paintings, works on paper, embroideries, films and performances explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. Drawing from the artist’s personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East region, Al Solh’s works tell stories of displacement and uncertainty, often reflecting on the struggles of women in the Arab world.
Moving, intimate, and sometimes humorous, they consider the continued impact of war and oppression on people living in the Middle East and the importance of oral history as a record of lived experience. The artist’s solo exhibition at BALTIC will include a selection of new and recent work.
Al Solh lives between Lebanon and the Netherlands. She has had solo exhibitions at Musée national Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France (2020); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2020); Art Institute Chicago (2018); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014). Recent group exhibitions include: Risquons–Tout, WIELS, Brussels (2020); Our world is burning, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020); Positions #5, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2019); Gohyang: Home, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2019); Close: Drawn Portraits, The Drawing Room, London, UK (2018); Strange Days: Memories of the Future, The Store X, London (2018). Al Solh participated in Documenta 14, Athens & Kassel (2017) and All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale (2015).